Hira Akhtar1 , Farah Naz2 , Farzeen Shafiq Waseem3 , Danish Shahnawaz4
1. Lecturer, Operative Dentistry, Dental section, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences
2. Associate Professor, Operative Dentistry, Dental section, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences. Consultant Dental Surgeon (part time) in Operative dentistry, Section of Dentistry, Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
3. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology, Dental section, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences
4. Lecturer, Operative Dentistry Dental section, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences
*Corresponding author: “Dr. Hira Akhtar ” < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Received: 24 September 2015, Accepted: 26 October 2015
Volume 24, Issue 3 (July - September 2015)
To conduct caries risk assessment in adult population using American Dental Association (ADA) model.
A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Diagnostic department of Operative Dentistry at the dental section of Dow International Medical College, Karachi from 15th November 2014 till 24th December 2014. The survey was conducted on a random sample of 50 adults who reported to the diagnostic department at the dental section of Dow International Medical College. A questionnaire(modified model of ADA caries risk assessment form) was filled which included variables like fluoride exposure, diet, previous dental care records, medical history and a clinical examination.Descriptive data analysis including frequencies, percentages and means were calculated using SPSS version 16.
Fifty adults consisting of 13 males and 37 females, aged 18-60 years with a mean age of 32.36 years were examined. Three risk categories were measured and scored. Patients were recorded, as low risk 0%, Moderate risk 34% and High risk 66 %.
The modified ADA questionnaire we able to assess caries risk in adult population. It is our recommendation that this model be used in routine clinical practice to help identify the risk factors.
Caries risk assessment, Adult population, American Dental Association model, RiskCategories, Pakistan.
How to CITE:
Akhtar H, Naz F, Waseem FS, Shahnawaz D. Caries risk assessment in adult population using american dental association model. J Pak Dent Assoc 2015; 24(3):129-135.